The six-part Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country has to be seen to be believed. Created by brothers Maclain and Chapman Way and executive produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, it chronicles the wild, wild journey of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a gloriously-bearded, Rolls Royce-obsessed mystic at the helm of the Rajneesh movement. After establishing a devoted following at an ashram in Pune, India—and with a $5 million tax bill looming from the Indian government—the free love-preaching cult leader needed a change of scenery for him and his relentlessly devoted red-clothed followers, called sannyasins. So he charged his perpetually-smiling secretary/second in command, Ma Anand Sheela, with finding a new home for their group. She settled on the Big Muddy Ranch—a 64,000-acre property in Wasco County, Oregon, which was purchased in 1981 for $5.75 million. And there, they transformed the barren fields into a miniature city: Rajneeshpuram. The community had its own fire and police departments, a school, a shopping mall, a boutique bookshop (that sold only Bhagwan’s books), an airstrip, and enough A-frame townhouses to accommodate as many as 7,000 people. But tensions simmered between the Rajneeshees and the locals in nearby Antelope (population: 40) and the rest of Wasco County,… Read full this story
- The 40 best true crime series to watch on Netflix right now
- Heroes and villains of 2020 - from Marcus Rashford and Barbara Windsor to Harvey Weinstein
- ‘Nothing to Lose’ review: In search of a story
- Priyanka Chopra dons black as she gets ready for a day out, fans can’t stop praising her new look
Ma Anand Sheela, Villain of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country,’ Has No Regrets have 256 words, post on www.thedailybeast.com at March 31, 2018. This is cached page on Movie Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.